To Start & Finish Lines FAQs
Where is the start and finish areas?
The start area is located at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point - under the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and adjacent to Milsons Point train station. The finish area for the Marathon and Half Marathon and Family Fun Run will be at the Sydney Opera House and the Bridge Run will finish at the Royal Botanic Gardens (next to the Conservatorium of Music). The Recovery Village will be in the Royal Botanic Gardens, located in Tarpiean Way off Macquarie Street, approximately 300m from the Opera House.
What time should I arrive to Bradfield Park?
It is strongly recommended that you be at the Start Area (Bradfield Park, Milsons Point) at least one (1) hour before the start of your race. This way you have time to use the facilities and become familiar with the start area. Please familiarise yourself with the Start Zones (A, B, C indicated on your Chest Bib) shown in the start map of the Event Guide (available early September online). Start times are below:
6.00am – Blackmores Half Marathon
7.00am – Blackmores Sydney Marathon wheelchairs
7.05am – Blackmores Sydney Marathon
8.00am – Blackmores Bridge Run
9.00am – Blackmores Family Fun Run
How do I get to the start venue - Bradfield Park?
It is advised that all participants take public transport to the event, to avoid the large number of road closures that will be in place throughout event day, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge closing from 4am-11am. Please visit www.transportnsw.info to plan your travel ahead of time, and to familiarise yourself with special event service times. Milsons Point station on the T1 North Shore Line is the closest train station to the start venue.
Simply show your chest bib as your ticket for travel on train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations), regular bus services, Sydney Ferries and light rail services. An additional station access fee may apply for entrants travelling on Sydney Train services to and from the Domestic and International Airport stations.
Alternatively, if you must drive, the closest drop off location is North Sydney train station which is an approximate 10 minute walk to the start venue. There are NO parking facilities in Milsons Point on event day. Special event road closure information can be found at www.livetraffic.com (more detailed information will be available from the start of September).
Is there any scheduled track work for event day?
Note: trackwork is subject to change.
Is there parking available?
Domain Car Park
Domain Car Park will open at 5am and the special rate of $15 for the day applies
Cook and Phillip Car Park (has limited space and generally used by course marshalls in the area)
Cook and Philip Car Park will open at 4.30am at the special rate of $10 for the day.
What can I expect to find at the start?
You will find toilets, meeting points, coffee, water, Help Desks and sponsor activities.
What is the predicted weather for event day?
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